Date Added: Dec 2010
Grid computing deals with large scale resource sharing and can be exploited to carry out storage and compute intensive tasks which are otherwise not practical to be executed on a single system. Video encoding is a lengthy, CPU intensive task, involving the conversion of video media from one format to another. Video files can be easily broken down into smaller work-units. This factor makes the distribution and execution of video encoding processes viable on grid. In this paper, the authors have made an attempt to design, implement and evaluate a grid environment for DV to mpeg4 video conversion.